UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Announces New Market President; Stark Appointed to New UnityPoint Health System RoleDec 07, 2023
UnityPoint Health has named Jon Rozenfeld as Market President for its Des Moines market, effective January 8, 2024, as David Stark has been appointed to a new role at UnityPoint Health.
Jon is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than 25 years of experience across several healthcare systems, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and Ascension. Jon most recently served as CEO for Vista Health System in Waukegan, IL, where he focused on operational excellence, improvements in safety and quality performance, workforce recruitment and successful strategic growth efforts with physician partners.
“I am excited to begin this role at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines and make Des Moines my new home with my wife,” said Rozenfeld. “I wholeheartedly support UnityPoint Health’s mission and focus on creating a positive experience for every patient. I look forward to building upon the strong foundation that is already in place to provide great healthcare to this growing community. I’m also ready to partner with leadership, physicians, team members, donors and our community to advance healthcare for Central Iowa and beyond.”
As a highly collaborative leader, Jon is dedicated to building a culture of inclusiveness and implementing solutions that best serve patients and communities. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jon’s wife, Jill, is a pediatric occupational therapist. They have two adult daughters, Jordan and Sydney, and two dogs, Sadie and Bucky.
“As an organization, we are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for our community now and for decades to come,” said John Schmidt, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Board Chair. “We look forward to what our future holds under Jon’s leadership as we grow programs and services to meet the needs of our community and state, and we’re also grateful for David’s continued partnership in a new way on behalf of our entire health system.”
With this news, David Stark will formally transition to a new role as Government, External Affairs and Philanthropy Executive for the UnityPoint Health system that he was appointed to in July. In this position, he will focus on strategic legislative priorities, advocacy efforts, along with philanthropic and community impact initiatives across our entire footprint. David will also work closely with key stakeholders and elected officials to support our workforce, physicians and providers while advancing our mission within each community we serve.
“Both Jon and David are passionate leaders who have dedicated their careers to making healthcare better for all, and we look forward to their contributions to improve the health of the people we serve,” said Pam Delagardelle, UnityPoint Health – Chief Operating Officer, West Division.